Disc Brakes, which?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by davidwalton, 17 Dec 2007.

  1. davidwalton

    davidwalton New Member


    With a choice of these 2 disc brake systems, is there £200 extra value in going for the more expensive? or is the extra cost down to weight saving?

    Magura Julie Hydraulic +£160.00
    Magura Marta Hydraulic Disc +£375.00

  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Hope Mono Minis
  3. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    Not an option, just the 2 Magura Hydraulic systems.
  4. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Weight saving between the 2 is 100 front and 80 rear roughly. Julies are popular brakes for those on a budget, personally not used Magura brakes. Prices for both look high to me.
    If you are stuck with either and no others to choose from consider what type of riding you are going to be doing and make your choice based on that.
    Do you need the extra braking the Marta will give you?
  5. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    The prices are basically what HP Velotechnik say, so no movement on that, at least not a lot.

    Do I need the power = Probably not.
    Do I want all the power I can get = yes.

    Recumbent cycles have a much lower center of gravity, so can deal with more braking power than DF cycles.

    What cycling will I be doing = it will be my only form of powered transport, so used for anything from a short run to the local shops, to long days/weekends out on the roads, but 99.9999% of the time not off road.
  6. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    I would say that the Julies would be fine for what you want.

    (If I was hurtling around off road on technical trails and could only have Julies or Martas I would go with the Martas.)
  7. OP

    davidwalton New Member

    So the Martas are not better made or stronger, and would last no longer than Julies? If that is the case, I presume the cost difference is down to weight?
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